Copasa tender roundup: Contagem, Belo Horizonte civil works

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brazil's Minas Gerais water utility Copasa (Bovespa: CSMG3) has called three tenders worth a total 51.7mn reais (US$33.3mn) to carry out water supply and sewerage works in the southeastern state.

Budgeted at 26.9mn reais, the largest project involves work in the city of Contagem, aimed at expanding the capacity of the company's Imbiruçu, Alterosa, Estiva, Santa Isabel, São João del Rei and Maracanã sewerage systems.

Bids are due on July 29 and the awardee will have 18 months to carry out work.

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The project is being funded by federal savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).


The second tender, set at 21.8mn reais, entails kicking off operations of the company's R-13 water reservoir complex in the Céu Azul neighborhood of state capital Belo Horizonte.

The actions will connect the municipalities of São José da Lapa, Vespasiano and Lagoa Santa to the Belo Horizonte metropolitan water supply system.

Offers are due July 29 and the project has a 12-month deadline. The work is also being funded by CEF.


Finally, Copasa launched a 3.03mn-real tender to maintain sewerage collection pipelines and build connections which are less than 400mm wide. Aimed at addressing vegetative growth, the initiative will take place in the Belo Horizonte metropolitan region.

Bids must be submitted August 1, and the work is scheduled to take 12 months.

The initiative is being funded by Copasa and national development bank BNDES.